Sunday, May 30, 2021

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

We just learned about the Great Is Thy Faithfulness.

Another famous hymn is Praise to the Lord, the Almighty by Joachim Neander.

Neander was a teacher and pastor, born in Germany in 1650 AD.
He wrote many hymns, but this one that he wrote in 1680 was by far his most famous.

Its title in German is "Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren", and in 1863 Catherine Winkworth translated it to the English words we know today.

The hymn was so popular, that in 1725 Johann Sebastian Bach made another song for the church based on the same words and notes.

(from: wikipedia - praise to the lord, the almighty)

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